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Dec 23, 2011 6:30pm EST
turn with deadly car bombings in damascus. clarissa ward goes inside syria and meets the rebels plotting to overthrow the regime. mark strassmann on today's new smart cars that can stop themselves to prevent crashes. and steve hartman's "on the road" with santa's toughest challenge. >> santa, for christmas i want my dad to come home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. no holiday tax increase. after a week-long standoff, the senate, house, and president came together on a two-month extension of the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes. a year ago, that tax rate was lowered from 6.2% to 4.2%. and for a lot of families, that comes to about $80 a month. house republicans wanted a longer extension and they threatened to let the tax cut expire if they didn't get their way. but today they backed down and the president was quick to grab his pen. sharyl attkisson has been covering from the capitol to the white house. >> i said it was critical for congress not to go home without preventing a tax increase on 160
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Dec 27, 2011 6:30pm EST
jarvis, thank you. the white house today condemned syria for intensifying its attacks on protesters. syria's president, bashar al-assad has promised to stop the killings and international monitors have traveled to syria to ensuring he keeps his word. but elizabeth palmer reports tonight in one city, homs, not much has changed. >> reporter: with arab league observers on the way to homs this morning, syrian tanks began pulling back from positions they've held for weeks. but when the team hit the streets, the violence hadn't stopped. this cell phone video shows a political activist urging one of the observers "come, come and see in that street over there, snipers." but in the background, there are the sounds of gunfire and the man refuses to go. we managed to get in touch with an activist in homs who was monitoring the observers' progress. we're concealing her identity for her own safety. >> pelley: in a nearby suburb, thousands who couldn't get close to the arab league observers instead joined a huge funeral march for an elderly man activists say was shot by government forces this mor
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have killed 4,000 civilians and just today the opposition claimed 60 deaths in the city of homs. tonight, cbs news correspondent clarissa ward-- who traveled through syria without government supervision-- shows us what bashar al-assad doesn't want the world to see. >> reporter: for months, this is what we've seen of the revolution if syria: cell phone video of demonstrations met with bullets from security forces. to meet the people holding those cell phones we entered the country as tourists carrying only a small camera. razan zaytouni is an opposition activist. she insists on using her real name. the regime already knows who she is. she is in hiding to avoid arrest. are you scared? >> who is not? but we have to continue. we decided to start our revolutio
CBS
Dec 23, 2011 7:00am EST
million workers. we will tell you what led to the final deal. >>> syria's capital is rocked by violence after nine months of protest and two deadly car bombs go on outside of security offices. we will have the latest. >>> wall street picks up. we will look at the better numbers and see if the rally will continue in the new year. >>> and snow in new mexico and the northeast means trouble for holiday travelers while parts of georgia clean up after serious storm damage. we will check the holiday forecast and find out who is having a white christmas "early" this friday morning, december 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm jim axelrod. erica hill and chris wragge are off this morning. >>> we begin with the news that the end of d.c. deadline is over. the payroll tax cut in time for christmas. on thursday, house republicans bowed to pressure from all sides agreeing to extend the tax cut for two more months. >> it would have been implemented next month for 160 million workers. sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill for us this morning with det
CBS
Dec 31, 2011 6:30pm EST
peace agreement. and then you have president surleif, of syria. i believed and continue to believe we are moving in a positive direction for more women to be included. >> mitchell: according to the united nations, women have signed fewer than 3% of the world's peace agreements. ahead, the story behind the choir that's touching heart and topping britain's pop charts. >> mitchell: finally this evening, they have an army of fans and a chart-topping holiday hit. what's unusual is that they're a choir. charlie d'agata in london has the story behind the song. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in a wind-swept corner of england, a group of military wives struggling with the stress of having husbands on the front lines, have found a novel way to deal with it-- they sing. samantha stephenson's husband is an army engineer with 24 commando regiment. >> when he first left for afghanistan, i think that was the worst because that could literally be the last time i see my husband and our children see their dad and you can't even contemplate the worst-case scenario but saying good-bye. that's-- that has to be t
CBS
Dec 13, 2011 4:30am EST
month after the u.n. security count passed a resolution condemning the bloodshed in syria. >>> law enforcement agencies are using unmanned predator drone planes inside the u.s. to help solve criminal investigations. according to a "los angeles times" report, police in north dakota used a drone last summer to help locate and arrest three suspects. this was the first time u.s. citizens were arrested inside u.s. borders with help from a predator. the fbi and drug enforcement administration were also using predators for other domestic investigations. >>> our time is 4:36. at 4:41, it appears we may come close to putting a dent in the federal deficit. >> we all send packages across the country but are they safe once they get to their destination? we'll take a look coming up at 4:49. >> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices... in more ways than ever. and our networks are getting crowded. but if congress frees up more wireless spectrum... we can empower more people to innovate... putting momentum behind our economy.
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 7:00am EST
syria to see pro democracy demonstrators its opponents. >>> also, we'll look at the lives and the issues at stake in this debate. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes. talk with your doctor about your medicines, including thos
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s.
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 6:30pm EST
than $4.5 million but his campaign is expected to enter the new year in debt. overseas, syria's deadly crackdown on protesters continues despite the presence of arab league officials who were sent to help prevent the violence there. those monitors were caught in the cross fire today when syrian troops opened fire on protesters in homs. hangry syrians also showed officials the body of a boy they claim was killed by government forces. in yemen, months of protesting forced president ali abdullah saleh to say he'll step down in february. but now saleh wants to come to the u.s. his request puts the obama administration in a very tough spot. saleh has been a u.s. ally against al qaeda but critics charge he's a brutal dictator with blood on his hands. chip reid is in hawaii tonight where president obama is on vacation. >> reporter: obama administration officials tell cbs news that president saleh's request to come to the u.s. will be granted only if he agrees to a series of conditions: that his visit will be solely for the purpose of receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in a jun
CBS
Dec 20, 2011 5:00am EST
the storm so far. >>> syria's government says it has agreed to an arab league proposal to allow -- [ inaudible ] the united nations believes more than 5,000 people have died since anti-government protests started last march. >>> in campaign 2012 news, the latest "washington post"-obc news poll -- abc news poll finds mitt romney and newt gingrich dead even. the iowa caucuses are two weeks from today. >>> victims of domestic violence often feel isolated and just don't know where to turn. >> but there is a safe haven for women and children in northern virginia to escape the abuse n. this report, -- abuse. in this report, -- [indiscernible] >> reporter: every 12 days a child dies from abuse. every three hours a family enters a domestic violence shelter. >> i had stitches in my head, stitches in my eye. my fingers were broken. my ankles had been sprained. my ribs were broken. i was internally, i had a lot of internal damage i didn't know about. >> reporter: we'll call her jane. after repeated beatings they came here, received support and started rebuilding her life. >> i felt safe. i
CBS
Dec 27, 2011 7:00am EST
league would like to accomplish. that is the removal of heavy weapons from cities across syria to allow human rights workers and reporters in. but is syria's government allows that, it may be clearing the way for its own downfall. we've just heard that the observers have finished for the day. that was a short visit. they are due to be there for a week. it's not clear how much freedom they're going to have to talk to whoever they would really like to talk to. chris? >> all right, cbs' elizabeth palmer in london for us this morning. >>> now here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of the day's other headlines. hey, jeff. >>> good morning once again. a new survey predicts the u.s. economy will keep getting stronger but will grow slowly. the survey of leading economists forecasts the economy will expand next year by 2.4%. this year it grew less than 2%. it's expected 177,000 jobs a month will be created through election day, but the european debt crisis could still create a setback. >>> for the first time since the summer, more americans approve of the job president obama is do
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 6:00am EST
now. owners from the arab league are in syria looking into the suspected killing of unarmed protestors. on or abouts want to make sure the syrian government complies with the guidelines to end the crackdown. more than 100 tows people in north korea gathered for the memorial ceremony of kim jong il. his son, kim jong-un leads the country. he's the third to run the country. >> both disneyland in california and disney world in florida had to close the gates wednesday. it got too crowded. so they had to stop letting people in. those who are inside said the lines for the rides were more than two hours long. wow! >> what recession? >> olga is in for howard. 33 degrees here at northwest. that's 11 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. >> we're still slipping down into the 20s. we're definitely going to see more cloud cover as we get later on in the day. we're looking at a forecast today that is going to be fairly nice. we'll stay in the 40s today with some milder air on the way. but in time, our december temperatures will return. we'll get a little bit of a break for the short term
CBS
Dec 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
state coach jerry sandusky has been arrested again on 12 new charges. inside syria-- charissa ward takes us to an underground hospital where rebels, wounded by assad's army, are treated in secret. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
CBS
Dec 30, 2011 6:30pm EST
%, they were loving that milk. >> glor: milk. all right, rebecca jarvis, thank you. in syria today the largest demonstrations that country has seen in months. huge crowds again calling for the resignation of bet bashar al assad. they also want to show arab league monitors how strong their movement. is as mark phillips reports, that didn't stop the regime from striking with deadly force. >> reporter: the presence of arab league observers in syria seen here in their high-visibility vests in the video the protesters have been shooting themselves, seems to have embolden it had movement in some places like the city of idlib in the north. the crowds appear to be several hundred thousand strong. but government troops continued to shadow the protesters and the casualties continue to mount up. shots fired in this damascus suburb hit the man taking these pictures. four days into their mission, the arab league observers have found themselves in the middle of the argument, accused of sticking to a government arranged schedule. "come see the corpse of a victim" they're being told here. "we have to
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
into syria. tonight, she speaks to a growing army of rebels fighting for their freedom. >> reporter: it was not a long drive, but our guides were taking no chances. past a government checkpoint, the car twisted along dark back roads outside the capital city damascus. after a certain point, we were blindfolded to protect the location of the safe house where we would find members of the free syrian army. they are former syrian soldiers. they say they refused orders to fire on their own countrymen and so decided to take up arms against the assad regime. the commander spoke off camera for his own security. he told us "we are fighting those who have made our children orphaned and our wives widows." he claimed that his men have carried out attacks on military targets around the capital-- the heart of assad's power base. no one knows just how large the free syrian army is. the number of defectors appears to be growing. in this video posted by the opposition, former syrian soldiers pledge to defend the syrian people against the assad regime. are you not scared that by turning into this into
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am EST
tree. ♪ >>> there are new anti-government protests in syria, egypt and bahrain part of the uprising that began one year ago this weekend. hard to believe it's been a year. >> seriously. it began small and sparked a pro democracy wave across the middle east and transforming eight countries right now as elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: more than the protests, this is a revolution. it swept across the arab world, powered by the pinned-up anger of millions who were suddenlily no longer afraid. >> it's the most important period in the history of the arab people throughout the 20th century and into the century. demonstrated their ability to get -- dictatorship through civil uprisings. >> reporter: those civil uprisings quickly became a tsunami. citizens roaring for freedom. first in and in egypt. people declared this a mubarak free zone. they pushed back and the only place in egypt where true freedom of expression. a strong man like i didn't want's hosni mubarak fought back. but video of the abuse went viral thanks to computer young savvy activists and fueled the fire and they went
CBS
Dec 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
rare look inside the revolution in syria. since march, protesters have been trying to overthrow the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that 4,000 civilians have been killed. but we don't know much more because the assad government has banned independent reporting. but cbs news correspondent charissa ward managed to slip into syria with a camera. tonight, she shows us how the rebels cope with casualties from the street battles that they fight with the syrian army. they cannot show their faces. they risk their lives to talk to us. >> reporter: as an opposition activist, abu ahmed spends a lot of time underground, in the basement of a building on the outskirts of damascus, he let us into a secret passage, carefully camouflaged in a corner. there are boxes stuffed with life-saving supplies. so they are stockpiling all different sorts of medical equipment here. we've got everything from penicillin to surgical gloves and perhaps most ominously, a skin stapler. these pictures, shot by opposition activists, show how day after day, syria's protesters are shot and be
CBS
Dec 2, 2011 4:00am EST
syria and iran's nuclear ambitions. biden flu to turkey from iraq and thanks troops for their sacrifice on their plans to recall. here is jim axelrod reporting from baghdad. >> reporter: at camp victory, the u.s. military headquarters in iraq for nearly nine years, vice president biden paid tribt beauty to the near troops who lost their lives here and the more than 40,000 wounded. >> because of you and the work of those of you in uniform have done, we are now able to end this war. >> reporter: neither side would call it a handover ceremony, but that's exactly what it was. 13,000 u.s. troops remain in iraq. that number will be zero in three weeks, if the plan holds. the main worry here is that when troops leave, there will be an eruption of violence between sunni and shiab arabs. a turn of the bloody days here or a descent of civil war. but this gentleman is not worried saying any sectarian conflict will not last. >> we have built over the last nine years, good iraqi security forces which i believe are much more suited for this fight. >> reporter: but that confidence isn't nece
CBS
Dec 13, 2011 5:00am EST
, united nations officials are upping their estimates for the death toll in syria. they now believe government attacks on pro democracy protestors have killed nearly 5,000 people. in the city of homes, people risk coming underfire each time they venture out of their house. >> the third richest man in russia announced he's running for president there. zillionaire tycoon mikhail, the owner of the nets wants to run for office. the contest pits him against vladimir putin who held leadership positions for a dozen years. >>> pope benedict xvi announced plans to visit central america early next year. the pontiff plans to make stops in cuba and mexico shortly before easter. cuba closed off papal visits for decades until john paul ii traveled there in 1998. >>> tonight, you can enjoy a musical performance while helping at-risk youth. sasha is holding its third annual benefit concert. here to tell us more about the program and tonight's event are spy development director jim beck and jasmine williams who's gotten help from the program as well as tonight's celebrated performer. thank you for b
CBS
Dec 28, 2011 7:00am EST
of the uprising against bashar al assad, human rights group says syria's military is holding hundreds of detainees on bases off limits to the monarch. >>> hosni mubarak is on trial for murder accused of ordering attacks on protesters earlier this year. he was forced from office in march. >>> a southwest airlines jet blew two tires on takeoff last night from sacramento, california. it was on a flight to seattle on the runway when the tires blew and the pilot hit the brakes. 137 people on board and no one hurt. >>> a storm system hit the northeast with heavy rain strong winds. on new york's long island, the powerful winds sheared off a roof of an airport hanger as you can see and ten-story canvas billboard in times square was ripped down. >>> america's most famous chimp has died. cheetah said to be in some of the original tarzan movies. there he is. cheetah once live with johnny weismiller, the original tarzan and moved to an animal sanctuary in florida where he, indeed, lived the good life. not only did cheetah play the piano, he even got chauffeured around town. the animal sa
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Dec 26, 2011 4:00am EST
peace in the wake of the attacks in nigeria. in his message he called for an end to violence in syria. >>> in west bank town of bethlehem hundreds attended christmas mass. the holy city saw an increase in visitors this year. an estimate 00 thousahundreed 1 >>> six people were killed. the bomber struck during this morning's rush hour. over 30 others were wounded. the attack followed a wave of explosions last week that killed over 70. the group that calls itself anonymous claim they stole the personal information from stratfor, a texas-based firm. clients include apple, the miami police department and u.s. air force. the department of defense told cbs news there had been, quote, no impact on pentagon networks. >>> a christmas tragedy in texas. police say it was murder and suicide and happened after they finished opening presents. our station in dallas-ft. reports. >> reporter: the merriment of the holiday was overshadowed by a horrific crime scene. seven people were found shot to death inside this apartment unit. investigators say the victims include four women and three men and range i
CBS
Dec 27, 2011 4:00am EST
. >>> in syria reports this morning government tanks are being pulled. this video taken from a social media website shows the tanks prowling the streets. arab league monitors are on their way to make certain the government complies with a peace plan. activists say government forces have killed hundreds of civilians across syria in recent days. >>> in nigeria at least two suspects are under arrest for the christmas day terror bombings that killed at least 35 people. david martin reports on how africa's most populous nation is struggling with the growing islamist movement. >> reporter: a nigerian newspaper called it the blackest christmas ever. dozens of people killed in the bombings of three christian churches. a radical islamic group popularly known as the nigerian taliban claimed credit for the attacks which marked an especially bloody day in the war against its government, the world's tenth hardgest oil producer. the nigerian taliban, whose official name roughly translates as western education is evil, is trying to establish an islamic state in the largely muslim north of nigeria. w
CBS
Dec 21, 2011 6:30pm EST
a gallon. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: there has been a massacre in syria. human rights groups say bashar al-assad's troops have killed more than 100 defecting soldiers and activists this week near the turkish border. cell phone video posted on the internet ployeds our only glimpse inside syria. despite the bloody crackdown, thousands continue to protest throughout the country. today, the white house said once again it's time for assad to go. it is a cinematic masterpiece, and now a piece of history from "citizen kane" has sold at auction. that's next. >> pelley: america's retailers are getting what they wanted for christmas-- new numbers out today show that holiday sales are better than expected, up 2.5% from last year. online sales alone total $32 billion so far, and that's 15% more than a year ago. also on the way up is our weight, and that has forced the u.s. coast guard to cut the number of people allowed to be carried on ferries. the time was the average passenger weighed 160 pounds, and in washington state, most of the puget sound ferries could carry 2,000
CBS
Dec 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
for peace and called for an end to the bloodshed in syria where 5000 people have been killed in pro democracysy confrontations this year. >> the vatican constem condemned bombingin nigeria. charlie has the latest. the bomber struck as worshippers gathered for christmas mass. families, children in their sunday best. 35 people were killed and 50 injured in one bomb blast alone. >> you can see so many familiesgone. the whole households gone. >> the emergency crews struggledto cope with the number of victims. st. ter theresa was the worst hit. >> the nigerian authoritiesreported five bombings including three churches and a government security building. it may have been even worse. the military spokesman says police caught some attackers with unexploded bombs. the al qaeda group claimed responsible for the bombing and local christian residents promise revenge. they killed 61 people in attacks last week. today's bombings will he is calculate the tension between muslims and christians in africa's most populous nation. >>> the hanging movement,anonymous says it's hack the the website of a t
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Dec 24, 2011 6:30pm EST
east a massfuneral was held in syria. it turned into a show of support for the president who blamed the bombing on kite. -- al qaeda. the government >>> more than 100,000 pilgrimsand tourists crowded into bethlehem's square. and at the vatican pope benedict lit a can can't candle. >>> coming up on tonight's cbsnews. an iraqi translator fearing for his life after the departure of the u.s. troops he helped. >>> hi i want to give a shoutout to my family in san antonio texas. i love you, i miss you, merry christmas, happy holidays. >>> it didn't take long withindays of the last u.s. troops leaving iraq's a wave of violence swept through baghad this week. 16 bombs exploded killing 70 people and wounding another 200. last week we met one iraqi worried about his safety because he worked were the americans. in a follow-up elizabeth palmer talks about his spiking gear. >> days after the u.s. withdrewthe last troops from iraq and the political battle raging this new violence invoked fears that this country may be headed for a civil war. the bombs hit too close to home for a man we call terry.
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
. good night. >> pelley: tonight, inside syria. clarissa ward travels to meet syrian army defectors who refuse to fire on their own people. >> reporter: we left at night and were blindfolded in the backseat as the car twisted along back roads outside of damascus. >> pelley: the battle for iowa. our new poll tonight finds newt gingrich opening a wide lead. dean reynolds is there. in the investigation of a possible death by hazing, florida a&m defends itself but anna werner speaks to the victim's parents. and the final days. jim axelrod is with american soldiers as they get ready to leave iraq
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Dec 20, 2011 4:00am EST
expressed their feelings, those in south korea expressed their condolences. >>> in syria, one of the bloodiest days in the nine-month uprising. in damascus monday, shots rang out and thousands of protesters ran in this video posted online. one person was reported killed, but around the country, more than 100 others died, including at least 70 army defectors. >>> coming up on the morning news, football fans plunged into darkness. break out the cell phone flashlights. >>> plus, the atm where you don't have to pay a fee, but there's a catch. this is the "cbs morning news." this was the gulf's best tourism season in years. all because so many people wanted to visit us... in louisiana. they came to see us in florida... nice try, they came to hang out with us in alabama... once folks heard mississippi had the welcome sign out, they couldn't wait to get here. this year was great but next year's gonna be even better. and anyone who knows the gulf knows that winter is primetime fun time. the sun's out and the water's beautiful. you can go deep sea fishing for amberjack, grouper and mackerel.
CBS
Dec 22, 2011 6:30pm EST
monitors from the arab league arrived in syria today, but there is no letup in the regime's deadly crackdown on dissent. video posted on the internet appears to show syrian tanks rolling into cities that support the uprising against president bashar al assad. a syrian human rights group says 22 civilians were killed just today. shaken by an earthquake. the damage report for the washington monument, next. and get a cold... ...you need a cold medicine with a heart. only coricidin hbp has a heart, right here. it's the only cold and flu brand that won't raise your blood pressure. coricidin hbp. powerful cold medicine with a heart. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. some baby formula from more than 3,000 stores. one infant died from a rare bacterial infection in missouri this week after being fed enfamil newborn powdered formula. the bacteria is sometimes foun
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Dec 29, 2011 7:00am EST
reported in syria this morning. a human rights group says at least eight people were killed when syrian security forces opened fire on protesters. the report comes as arab league monitors are in syria checking government promises to end its ninth-month crackdown. >>> the u.s. is warning iran against trying to close the sea lane to the strait of hormuz which carries one-fifth of the world's oil. iran's navy is conducting war games near the strait and says closing it would be, quote, easy but the pentagon says the u.s. navy could and would prevent it. >>> time for weather. now here's a look at what's going on outside >>> up next, banks are not as kind to small businesses as they used to be. >> we are going to take a look at some of the other ways that small businesses can get the start-up cash they need. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. you shouldn't just get it fast, you should also get it for free. that's why at h&r block... you could get money that's both fast and free on an emerald card. just bring in your tax information and get a refund anticipation check... in 7-14 d
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Dec 30, 2011 5:00am EST
5:50 the morning. videos posted online appear to show renewed violence against protestors in syria. even as the arab league peace monitors tour the country. there were hopes the bloodshed could cease during this visit. thousands though have been killed while they were demanding an end to the president's rule there. >>> four months after hurricane irene caused massive flooding highway in the middle of vermont's green mountains has reopened. large chunks of highway 107 were washed away during the storm. heavy equipment operators have logged more than 20,000 hours of work to get the rebuilding done. >>> talk about waiting until the last-minute. the holder of a winning lottery ticket in iowa turned it in less than two hours before it expired. the ticket sold in iowa is worth $16 million. the drawing was held december 29th, 2010. lottery officials don't know why the winner waited until the last day to claim the jackpot. >>> another long season for the redskins. one filled with injuries and disappointment including last week's loss to minnesota. who just had two wins at the time. but as
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Dec 14, 2011 5:00am EST
month. >>> making news now at 5:50, the united nations high commissioner was to refer syria to the international criminal courts to investigate possible crimes against humanity. the death toll from government forces attacking pro democracy protestors is believed to have surpassed 5,000 people. >>> amazingly, no one was hurt when some demolition did not go as planned in india. hello! wow! authorities realized the five story building was weakened by some nearby construction. they evacuated the area just in time. the building collapsed into a vacant lot before it could be imploded which was the original plan. >>> a record-tying performance tuesday in laurel, maryland, the horse rapid redux won its 19th consecutive race in one calendar year matches the mark set by triple crown winner citation in 1948. rapid redux's owner and trainer may now retire the 5-year-old horse. >>> the war in iraq started almost 9 years ago. at its height in 2007, 1670,000 troops -- 170,000 troops were deployed there. >> the remaining forces are coming home this month. >> president obama will meet with some of
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Dec 19, 2011 7:00am EST
loads put strains on family. >>> syria's computer foreign minister signed a deal with the arab league and aimed at ending a nine-month crackdown on demonstrating protests. >>> in egypt a fourth straight day of deadly protests. three people were killed today after egyptian soldiers opened fire during a raid. that brings the overall death toll from recent protests to at least 14. the demonstrators are demanding an end to military rule. >>> some of the outrage is fueled by a viral video showing a young woman beaten by police this weekend. her religious robe being pulled off exposing her in public. that's a big deal and against i islamic law. one soldier did try to cover her up to protect her modesty. >>> people are gathering to remember heubel. he died yesterday at the age of 75. he was a hero to his country for leading the peaceful revolution toppling the regime in 1985. >>> the first 11 months of this year were found to be the safest ever to air travel. christmas eve is my deadline, by the way. 7 minutes past the bottom of the hour. time for one more check of your weather. now here's a
CBS
Dec 20, 2011 7:00am EST
the economy relied on smuggling from syria. and so they weren't very happy with us. we didn't have a lot of friends. >> reporter: despite successes in the field of battle, the uncertainty of what lies ahead follows many troops home. but opportunity in the form of a college education has led this group of marines to columbia university and is offering ivy league status to students like karim delgado who quit high school and questioned his own academic ability before enlisting in the military. >> it took me a long time to even apply to columbia because i was afraid somewhere deep inside that maybe i wasn't actually good at academics. >> the biggest achallenge is adjusting to this academic environment after not having sat in a classroom since high school. >> we have a large existing community of veterans that goes back a number of years. >> reporter: columbia's dean of admissions is confident veterans in the student body can ex sell in the country's institutions. >> when you're putting together a class and you're thinking about the undergraduate composition, the undergraduate classroom
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 2:05am EST
tore peato his campaign. >>> inside syria, cbs gets an exclusive look at the uprising in the regime. >>> and not too hot, not too cold, astronomers find an earth-like planet not too far away. this is "cbs morning news" for away. this is "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 6th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
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